Sierra Nevada win supports counter-IED work

Sierra Nevada Corp. has won a $65.8 million contract modification with the Navy to provide the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5, to support explosive ordnance disposal personnel.

According to a Defense Department announcement last Friday, joint service explosive ordnance forces have a requirement for man-portable equipment and support for the explosive ordnance Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare program, or CREW.

The program ensures an electronic warfare capability for all military explosive ordnance services, one that makes it possible to counter the threat from improvised explosive devices, the announcement said.

The contract itself combines purchases for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Sparks, Nev., and contract funds will not expire at the end of fiscal 2012.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, is the contracting activity.

Sierra Nevada Corp. is ranked No. 100 on Washington Technology’s 2012 Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors list.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
 Top 100 Promo 2016
contracts DB


  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More